The Apple Grower
The author began his quest with an honest question: “How did our great-grandparents manage to grow good fruit, in the days when everyone was an organic grower, before we sprayed our trees with pesticides and fungicides?” Phillips combines the half-forgotten wisdom of a century ago with the latest scientific knowledge about pests that can plague apples and other fruit trees. Whether you are a commercial orchardist, organic farmer, backyard enthusiast, or apple lover you will enjoy this very thorough guide to state-of-the-art organic orcharding. A diversity of topics include orchard site and its climate; enriching the soil; tree selection and planting; caring for the orchard; pests and diseases; harvesting and marketing; tasks, source lists and more.
Copyright 2005, softcover, 320 pages.
"The Apple Grower" by Michael Phillips influenced my perspective about the wonderful world of the fruit. Evolving my appreciation, gratitude, and understanding of the apple.